National Ferries Company

National Ferries Company or NFC is owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and offers high speed ferry services between numerous destinations along the Omani coast including Muscat, Khasab, Lima, Shinas, Dibba and Masirah.

The three thousand kilometre long coastline of the Sultanate of Oman makes the NFC service a necessity for locals and tourists providing a vital link between ports making a great saving in travel time.

NFC operate the 2 fastest high speed ferries in the world – Shinas and Hormuz, both capable of reaching speeds of over 55 knots, these 65 metre long ferries can carry up to 208 passengers and 56 cars. On board you’ll find a choice of comfortable Economy, Business and VIP class seating as well as tv screens, beverages and light refreshments. During the crossing be sure to take in the picturesque and majestic coastline.

Since their inception in 2008, NFC have won numerous awards including Middle East's Responsible Tourism Award, Worlds Leading Sustainable Tourism Award (both 2012) and World Responsible Tourism Award (2013). Annually, National Ferries Company transport over two hundred thousand passengers and fifty two thousand vehicles. provides an impartial ferry comparison service allowing you to view numerous ferry company timetables and fares in one quick and easy search. Compare National Ferries Company timetables and prices now with all alternative ferry operators before booking your ferry ticket.

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